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#1 of 2 Old 03-15-2011, 07:59 AM - Thread Starter
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I just started a ton of impatients.  Many of my seeds are sprouting just fine but for some reason I have about 30% which haven't sprouted.  I normally put 2 seeds in per cell so I have a lot of doubles.  When can I divide the ones that have 2 so that I have a full tray of seedlings?  Can I do this?


I'm still kinda new at this and appreciate any advice.  Thanks!

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Personally, I wouldn't do it - I would just snip off one from each double near the soil level and replant the ones that didn't come up if needed.  But if you really wanted to try, I would wait just until the first set of true leaves reach a reasonable size.  Then you can use a small knife to loosen the soil around the edges of the cell until you can tease apart the roots.

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